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Slik U8000 Tripod with 3-Way Pan / Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 4.40 lb (2.00 kg)

Includes Free
Value $7.95
B&H # SLU8000 Mfr # 617-800
You Pay: $44.95

The U8000 is a great economical full-size tripod for lighter loads. Oversized, single action locks with rubber leg tips give non-skid stability. It is fast to setup and will comfortably hold most light 35mm equipment.

Maximum upper leg diameter of 23mm
Maximum Height 59.0" (149.9 cm)
Minimum Height 21.5" (54.6 cm)
Folded Length 23.2" (58.9 cm)
Load Capacity 4.40 lb (2.00 kg)
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared with tension control
Center Brace Yes
Spiked Feet No
Head Type 3-Way pan & tilt with quick release
Head Mount Thread Size Head is not interchangeable
Weight 3.30 lb (1.50 kg)
Slik U8000 Tripod with 3-Way Pan / Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 4.40 lb (2.00 kg)
  • Quick Release Shoe for U6000/U8000/U9000
  • 3-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    SlikU8000 Tripod
     
    3.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (5)
    • Attaches firmly (4)
    • Large range of motion (4)
    • Strong clamp (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (4)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Portraits (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Great Tri-Pod

      By G Photo Guy

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Slik U8000 Tripod:

        I now have 4 of these! Easy to use, very duable and great quality! Use at the race tracks I photograph with ease!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Tripod

        By Tidal Art

        from Tappahannock, Virginia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Light And Quick Set Up
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Slik U8000 Tripod:

          This tripod is very sturdily built and it is very stable in the field.

          I am using it for plein aire painting and the Coulter Palette Box and easel frame make a supurb combination. The entire set up is less than 5 pounds so it is easy to carry into the field.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No Problems Here

          By Iank

          from Lawnside, NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Video

            Comments about Slik U8000 Tripod:

            I've had this tripod for over 10 years now and I've never had any problems with it. It's a basic tripod with very few bells and even fewer whistles. The legs go up and they go down. You can swivel your camera 360 degrees, or point it up towards the sky or down to the ground and have no worries about locking eveything into place.

            There's nothing fancy about this thing and if I were going into a war zone, this isn't the tripod that I would want with me. But for normal things like taking pictures at home or ordinary landscape photography where you can respect your equipment, you won't find much better than this one for the price.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Poor Design Features

            By Big Jim

            from Loveland, Ohio

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Propping up tomato plants

                Comments about Slik U8000 Tripod:

                Crank handle broke off after just a few uses. Unable to locate replacement parts so we must raise and lower tripod by hand...what a pain

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                • No

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                3.0

                Not recommended

                By wtd

                from Boston

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Slik U8000 Tripod:

                      Bad design - should have returned. Cannot be tilted to full 90' for portrait orientation. Crank handle very delicate.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Nice tripod, BUT:

                      By Richvegas

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Slik U8000 Tripod:

                        Holds any camera I have. Lightweight and the price was right. However, as others have reported, the crank lever broke off with just a little pressure, but I can still raise it using my fingers. Cheap construction on the crank. I'd advise to be very careful using the crank lever.

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                        3.0

                        Good value overall, but two caveats

                        By Linus

                        from Carlsbad, NM

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Price

                        Cons

                        • Crank Lever Broke
                        • Unscrews When Vertical

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Slik U8000 Tripod:

                        This has been my only tripod for several years, although it hasn't seen much use. It seems reasonably well built overall for the price, but I've had two problems with it. First, the lever broke off the crank for raising and lowering the center column. This isn't that big a deal since it's still possible to adjust the height, but annoying nonetheless. Second, the anti-rotation pin on the quick-release plate isn't in the right position to work with my Olympus E-620. This isn't a problem for horizontal shots, but when you flip the head over for vertical shots, heavier lenses make the camera unscrew from the quick-release plate. If the pin fit right or they had designed the head to flip the other direction, this wouldn't have been a problem.

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